Double Degree B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences & B.Medicine (Chinese Medicine)


Curriculum and Course Descriptions 2019 and onwards

Year 1
Semester 1
Core BS1001 Introductory Biology ^ 3
Core BS1003 Organic Chemistry 3
Core BS1008 Biostatistics 3
Core BS1101 Basics of TCM (中医基础理论) 6
Core BS2101 Anatomy 4
GER-UE​** Any​ ​Any ​3
GER-PE-BM** Any Any 3
Total AUs  25
** Students will need to add GER-PE(BM) and GER-UE courses during add/drop period in their first semester. 
Year 1
Semester 2
Core BS1005 Biochemistry I 3
Core BS1006 Principles of Genetics 3
Core BS1007 Molecular and Cell Biology I 3
Core BS1009 Introduction to Computational Thinking 3
Core BS1100 Molecular and Cell Biology Techniques Level 1 3
Core BS1102 TCM in Ancient Chinese (医古文) 6
GER-Core GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing through the Haze ^ 1
Total AUs  22
Year 2
Semester 1
Core BS2001 Physiology 3
Core BS2002 Microbiology 3
Core BS2102 Chinese Materia Medica (中药学) 6
Core BS2103 TCM Diagnostics (中医诊断学) 6
GER-Core ML0003 Kickstart your Career Success 1
GER-Core BS0004 Introduction to Data Science 3
GER-Core HW0128 Scientific Communication I 2
Total AUs  24
Year 2
Semester 2
Core BS3104 Pathology (病理学) 3
Core BS2105 Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine (内经学) 6
Core BS2016 TCM Formulary (方剂学) 8
Core BS2107 TCM Internship I (课间见习 I) 3
GER-Core HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning ^ 1
GER-Core BS0005 One Health 3
Total AUs  24
Year 3
Semester 1
Core BS3018 Plant Biology 3
Core BS3101 Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases (伤寒论) 6
Core BS3108 Acupuncture and Moxibustion ( 针灸学) 6
Core BS3103 TCM Internship II (课间见习 II) 3
Major PE - (From Table A or Table B) 3
Total AUs  21
Note: Courses from table B are offered in semester 2. You may opt to read the MPE in year 3 sem 2 as long as you are able to fulfil the Major PE requirements within your course of study.
​Year 3
Semester 2
Core BSxxxx Fundamentals of Immunology (TBC)​​
Core BS2104 Biomedical Pharmacology (药理学) 3
Core BS3102 Synopsis of the Golden Chamber (金匮要略) 6
Core BS3106 Seasonal Febrile Diseases (溫病学) 6
Core BS3107 TCM Internship III (课间见习 III) 3
GER-Core ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation^ 1
Total AUs  22
Major PE BS4020 Final Year Project 12
Total AUs  12

Traditional Chinese Medicine Advanced Principles and Clinical Training at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China (Year 4 and Year 5)

Year 4
Semester 1
Basics of Diagnostics (诊断学基础) Core
Internal Medicine of TCM (中医內科学) ​​Core
Otolaryngology of TCM (中医耳鼻喉科学) ​​Core
Selected Literature in TCM (各家学说) ​​Core
TCM Tui-Na (中医推拿学)  ​​Core
Year 4
Semester 2
Modern Internal Medicine (西医內科学) Core
Gynaecology of TCM (中医妇科学) Core
External Medicine of TCM (中医外科学) Core
Paediatrics of TCM (中医儿科学) Core
Dermatology of TCM (中医皮肤病学) Core
Orthopaedics, Traumatology of TCM (中医骨伤学) Core
​Ophthalmology of TCM (中医眼科学) Core
​Oncology of TCM (中医肿瘤科科学) Core
Year 5
Semester 1 & 2 (18 AU)
TCM Clinical internship (中医临床实习) Core

Table A
Course Code Course Title Aus
BS3001 Neurobiology 3
BS3003 Developmental biology 3
BS3004 Cancer biology and Therapy 3
BS3014 Biological foundations of behavior 3
BS3021 Bioimaging Techniques in EM 3
BS3023 Regulatory Control of Healthcare Products and Medical Devices 3
BS3024 Evolution in Health and Disease 3
BS3032 Environmental Microbiology 3
BS3338# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series II) - Effect of anti-mitotic drugs on cancer cells 3
BS3342# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop Series II - Role of Actin cytoskeleton regulators in metastasis 3
BS3344# UAEB Workshop (Series II) -Macromolecular Crystallography 3
BS4002 Current topics in cell biology 3
BS4010 Synthetic Biology 3
BS4015 Plant Biotechnology 3
​BS4016 ​Advanced Virology ​3
​BS4017 ​High-Throughput Bioinformatics ​3
BS9001++ Research Experience 3
Table B
Course Code Course Title Aus
BS3006 Bioentrepreneurship 3
BS3008 Computational Biology & Modelling 3
BS3012 Functional genomics and proteomics 3
BS3013 Drug discovery & development, biotechnology 3
BS3015 The RNA World 3
BS3019 Neuropsychology of Stress and Resilience 3
BS3022 Protein Trafficking 3
BS3028 Natural Products in Medicinal Chemistry 3
BS3332# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Methods in Histology 3
BS3335# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Protein behavior in health and disease - Biophysical tools 3
BS3336# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Proteomics Workshop 3
BS3339# Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) - Neurobiology 3
​BS3347# ​Undergraduate Advanced Experimental Biology (UAEB) Workshop (Series I) –  Metabolomics and Lipidomics ​3​
​BS4018 Biology of Aging and Neurodegeneration ​3
​BS4205 ​Good Manufacturing Practice and Sterilisation for Medical Devices 3​
^ Online courses
# Major PE which is conducted during the 1-week term break or during the 2 weeks before the term starts.
++ Recommended Major PE which is conducted during the inter-semestral break. Completion of BS9001 will allow you to do one less Major PE in any of the future semesters. Registration of BS9001 will be done by the School. It is a pass/fail course.

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